Pallavi is one of the chemists I work with at the research and development lab. She turned 55 years old on November 1st and she was happy to share with all our colleagues the cake I made for her.
The cake was filled with peach custard cream and was covered in dark chocolate ganache. All the decorations (roses, carnations and leaves) were made with gum paste, and is true they do not like the whipped cream at all - the leaves put directly over lightly whipped ganache softened and started to slide off the cake... Nobody else besides me cared about the "falling leaves" (I was very upset), and Pallavi wanted me to take a picture of her and her birthday cake, she really liked it a lot, sincerely!
The flowers turned out pretty well, I was pleased with them.
Although I did not use any stamens, my 3-row-petals carnations are realistic (in my opinion).
And a tasty section image for all of you: